“The right choice for fast, safe, and effective treatment for dancers, by dancers.”
AZ Dance Medicine Specialists is leader in providing physical therapy for dancers in Phoenix, Arizona.
We specialize in getting dancers back on their feet and back in class or on stage quickly and safely. Our entire staff is made of dancers and dance professionals so you can be certain that WE KNOW DANCE.
What we do for DANCERS
We find the cause of your pain:
We watch you dance in our clinic studio so we can pinpoint the areas causing you pain. Then we work with you to create a plan to get you back dancing as quickly and safely as possible, and most dancers feel less pain after their first visit!
We help you overcome your challenges:
Struggling with flexibility? Want to jump higher or turn better? Let us help you break down the mechanics of your movement and work with you to improve your technique for optimal performance.
We help you achieve Platinum Performance ability:
We will coach you through your routine and create a custom conditioning program to get you performing stronger and better than ever!
What we do for DANCE EDUCATORS
Workshops and Seminars include:
Assessing and Improving Turnout
Injury Management and Prevention
Assessing and Improving Leaps and Turns
Understanding Pain in Dance
Assessing and Improving Core Strength
Determining Pointe Readiness
Professional development programs:
DancemED Certification (2-day workshop)
AZDM Teacher’s Club (online coaching program)
PREVENTION of dance injuries through focused assessment
TREATMENT of injuries quickly and safely for optimal performance
EDUCATION of the dance community to keep dancers healthy and safe
Here’s what people have to say about AZ Dance Medicine Specialists:
“Alexis is wonderful! She helped me with ankle impingement. She knew what was going on immediately, gave me the tips I needed to fix the problem complete with what to do if I overdo it. What she provided worked immediately and I have been dancing and working out pain free for months!
~ Kelly K., Colorado
“I’m a full time dancer and I approached Alexis for physical therapy after I injured my ankle. She has been amazing throughout this whole recovery process. Very knowledgeable and patient; you can tell she cares and knows what she is doing! Highly recommend!!”
~ Carla C., Arizona
“I have known Alexis for several years now, first as a dance teacher and then as a physical therapist. My 14 year old is a competitive club swimmer who injured her shoulder and within one visit my daughter was already on the road to recovery. I highly recommend her!”
~ Jennifer B., Arizona
I worked with Alexis AZ DanceMed for the first time yesterday and it was a revelation. It marked the first time in a long time that I felt hopeful about regaining function in my right hip joint. With Alexis’s methods, I was amazed to see that my body can still learn new patterns. Things shifted within an hour.
~ Susana K., Arizona
Alexis is amazing!! I am a dancer. I focus mainly on breaking but others dance styles as well. I hurt my back in Oct 2018. I went to doctors, massage therapists, physical therapist, and so much more… nothing and no one helped me like Alexis. She found the root cause to my energy and gave me exercises to help. Since her I have seen mounds of improvement. I tell everyone about her! I travel from New Mexico to Arizona to see Alexis.
~ Priscilla D., New Mexico